Today’s Solutions: October 05, 2022

San Francisco’s Market Street is one of the most iconic streets in America, starting from the famous Ferry Building, passing by grand office buildings, such as Twitter’s headquarters, and ending right in front of City Hall. It also happens to be the most dangerous street in the city, with five of the city’s 10 most dangerous intersections being on Market Street. With calls for better public spaces in San Francisco getting louder and louder, the city has bowed to pressure and approved a plan to redesign the 2.2-mile stretch, that is Market Street, into a haven for pedestrians.

The new plan will see private cars banned from the street, including cars from Lyft and Uber. Taxis will still be allowed, but the lower volume of traffic will make the street safer. The redesign will include newly painted safety zones at intersections to make it safer to cross the street and new protected lanes for those riding on bikes.

The city is confident that making the area easier to navigate on foot and by bike might bring more life to Market Street, creating a nice shared public space that could bring back a sense of community in San Francisco.

Solutions News Source Print this article
More of Today's Solutions

The world’s whitest paint may soon make travel even cooler

The world's whitest paint, which has the ability to reflect about 98% of incoming sunlight, was created last year by Purdue University engineers using ...

Read More

How your body benefits from collagen supplements

In recent years, collagen supplements have become quite popular—and for good reason. Collagen, which is the most abundant protein in your body, has a ...

Read More

Jacinda Ardern is showing politicians how to lead during a crisis

As a citizen of any country, the dream is to have a leader who does everything in their power to make sure their country’s ...

Read More

Why you should take your new houseplant out of its plastic pot ASAP

When you purchase a new houseplant, chances are it will come in a plastic pot. Your first order of business should be to transfer ...

Read More